Wildfire Women is a day of lively talks and a chance to connect with the successful women who are shaping our entertainment, culture and our perspectives. On 6 October, these incredible creative speakers will be de-bunking the myths of success and inspiring you to get your work out there.
After a successful launch in 2017, the event is back with a fabulous line up of speakers including authors, coaches, a playwright, actress, comedians, business owners and more!
Including our own editor-in-chief Suzy Walker, agony aunt Mary Fenwick and love coach Cate Mackenzie. As well as comedian, children's author and podcast queen Catie Wilkins, acclaimed playwright Amy Rosenthal and owner of Mumsback Sally Bunkham among others.
You’ll hear their real, unfiltered stories – the ups and downs, the lows and highs of these talented women of our screens, businesses, magazines and books.
Women continue to face the same challenges, whether its time, money, age, confidence, motherhood – the negative voice of their own inner-critic, perfectionism or of loved ones not believing in them.
This year, the theme is ‘Behind the Scenes.’ Women will be taking the stage to share how they’ve tried, failed, persisted, succeeded and why they feel it’s important for us to share our stories, messages and our creative work – and why it’s so important for you to share yours.
Women currently only account for less then 50% still in many creative industries. For example, in the top 100 grossing films of 2017, women represented only 8% of directors and 10% of writers.
You’ll get an insight into the true stories of our speakers. What have they learned? What advice can they offer? What still needs changing in these industries? What are the discussions we still need to be having?
There will be a chance to network and make life-long friends as well as having an empowering, uplifting day…
You’ll also be entertained with some live music at lunch by the soulful sounds by Phily K and get to hear empowering poetry from Rachel Shorer whilst you grab a cup of tea.
10% of all profits are supporting the fantastic work of the charity REFUGE, supporting victims of domestic violence: refuge.org.uk